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Universal Calendar by MitchellLazear Universal Calendar by MitchellLazear
July and August were removed because September, October, November and December were intended to be the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months respectively, as implied by their latin prefixes. July and August were added before September in honor of Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus. I meant to rename January through June their latin counterparts, but I felt enough was accomplished by shifting September through December back to their rightful places. I rearranged the months in order for the vernal equinox to correspond with the new year, signifying rebirth.

Universal Calendar:
28 Days Per Month
13 Months Per Year
13 Weeks Per Quarter-Year
04 Weeks Per Month
01 Intercalary Day at End of 13th Month
01 Intercalary Day at End of 7th Month on Leap Year

Inspired by:
1. World Calendar by Marco Mastrofini (1834)
2. Positivist Calendar by Auguste Comte (1849)
3. Armelin's Calendar by Gustave Armelin (1888)
4. International Fixed Calendar by Moses B. Cotsworth (1923)
5. Pax Calendar by James A. Colligan (1930)
6. World Calendar by Elisabeth Achelis (1930)
7. World Season Calendar by Isaac Asimov (1972)
8. Solitaire Mystery Calendar by Jostein Gaarder (1990)

Made with Photoshop and Illustrator CS4.

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JaimeIelConquistador Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Quintilis and Sextilis were the original names of July and August, literally meaning the 'Fifth' and 'Sixth' months. Renamed after Gaius Julius Caesar and his great nephew Gaius Octavius/Augustus

January is named after Janus
Ferbruary is names after Februus (who was named after the festival held in the month)
March (Martius) is named after Mars (and was originally the first month).
April (Aprilis) is named after Venus (from her Greek counterpart, Aphrodite)
May (Maius) is named after Maia
June (Iunius) is named after Juno
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CoredDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artist
I like this but Tolkien's works even better. As I remember he divided the year into 12 months with the same amount of days but he had festival days between the months of summer and winter that accounted for the odd days out and thus no leap years were required, you just added a festival day.
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gazmatic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
or we can just change the names....
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St1llat-1t Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Why aren't there more comments?
Dear Artist, this calendar makes soo much more sence than anything I have seen in years,
And why aren't we using?
We need to use THIS calendar!
Ours sucks! This too Awesome!
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DrTron Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Awesome! What is the 16th of October on your calendar? And when is Christmas?
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JaimeIelConquistador Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
16th October = 6th Undecimber (7th Undecimber Leap Years)
Christmas Day / 25th Decemeber = 23rd Tridecimber
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Kanna-Maru Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very fascinating! I always hated that October wasn't the 8th month.
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TehAndroid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw but how will we celebrate our independence day without July? =3
I'm sure by the interference of daylight savings & leap years the days are far skewed from their actual anniversaries anyway.
It sure felt like there were 3 decembers this yearrbbrrr...
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